Vox Populi

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Elizabeth Gargano: Why We Should Try Talking to the Dead

After my father’s death, my mother kept talking to him.

November 18, 2022 · 8 Comments

Carol Frost: Scorn

How had they not been wounded? And wounded they’d convalesced in the same rooms
and bed.

October 17, 2022 · 3 Comments

Wayne Karlin: Because You Are Not Here

Because you are not here
you are always here

October 11, 2022 · 10 Comments

Carol Frost: Now Soon

Father and mother time to rise up put away the dark
give back to him more than he can ever use give what is
not his to have what he never knew he knows and all he feels

September 5, 2022 · 8 Comments

Neil Shepard: Mating Behaviors of Storks, Egrets, Humans

We’re out of love again and wandering
with other birdwatchers over the cedar shakes,
spying on spring nesting sites where great
migrations end and settle into familiar patterns
of rearing and weaning.

August 9, 2022 · 3 Comments

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